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Unemployment as a Social Norm in Germany

Andrew Clark, Andreas Knabe and Steffen Rätzel

No 132, SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research from DIW Berlin, The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP)

Abstract: This paper investigates the relationship between the subjective well-being of both the employed and unemployed and regional unemployment rates. While employed men suffer from regional unemployment, unemployed men are significantly less negatively affected. This is consistent with a social-norm effect of unemployment in Germany. We find no evidence of such an offsetting effect for women.

Keywords: Social norms; unemployment; life satisfaction (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I31 J64 Z13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 11 p.
Date: 2008
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-hap, nep-lab, nep-ltv and nep-soc
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